Hoover Institution

Strengths Become Vulnerabilities

Image credit: istockBlank Section (Placeholder)via Aegis Paper SeriesThis essay seeks to explain why the United States is struggling to deal with the “soft” cyberoperations that have been so prevalent in recent years: cyberespionage and cybertheft, often followed by strategic publication; information operations and propaganda; and relatively …

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Nigeria: The Economic Story Of Football Jerseys

Image credit: istockIn the News quoting Thomas Sowellvia All AfricaIt was when Henry Ford visited a meat packing (abattoir) factory in Chicago that the solution to his long running headache came to him. He saw meat come along on an overhead conveyor belt and one guy …

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A Smorgasbord Of Views On Self-Pardoning

Image credit: istockAnalysis and Commentaryvia Lawfare”I have the absolute right to PARDON myself,” tweeted President Trump, a few days ago. The president was presumably talking about a self-pardon for federal crimes already committed, not state crimes and not future crimes. Is he right? No president has ever …

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Elites Value Mellifluous Illegality Over Crass Lawfulness

Image credit: istockFeaturedvia National ReviewObama defies the Constitution but sounds ‘presidential.’ Trump follows it but sounds like a loudmouth from Queens. Continue Reading....

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Gun Law Menace To International Law

Image credit: istock mentioning Condoleezza RiceOn the morning of 30 March this year, referring to the Great March of Return protest in Gaza and the West Bank, Israel’s Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman tweeted: “Anyone who approaches the border puts his life in jeopardy”. Continue Reading....

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Area 45: The US Navy – Ready for Anything

Blank Section (Placeholder)Analysis and Commentary interview with CDR Michael Nordeenvia Area 45Hoover Daily ReportCDR Michael Nordeen discusses training warriors for combat and the automation and human skills needed to pilot an F-18 jet. Continue Reading....

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A Frontal Assault on Social Media

Image credit: istockvia Defining IdeasThe European Union’s GDPR is both redundant and disastrous. Continue Reading....

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Henderson On BBC On Trade War

Image credit: istockI got a text from BBC late Saturday afternoon asking me if they could interview me for an early Sunday morning (London time) segment on Trump’s tariffs and the possibility of a trade war. They recorded it and, I believe, used about 75% of …

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A Game Theorist Breaks Down How The Trump-Kim Talks Will Play Out

Image credit: istockIn the News featuring Bruce Bueno de Mesquitavia MarketWatchBruce Bueno de Mesquita runs his algorithm for clients like the CIA and the U.S. State Department. In 2007, his algorithm successfully predicted Iran’s nuclear program. We asked Bruce how he would analyze Donald Trump’s and …

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North Korean: Old Assumptions Vs. New Realities?

Image credit: istockIn the News quoting Bruce Bueno de Mesquitavia Liberty NationWith respect to North Korea’s likely priorities in “The Maybe Summit,” the conventional wisdom continues to dominate what passes for analysis. Nukes are the sine qua non for Supreme Whatever Kim Jong Un because, like …

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